Just Imagine what you can do with the Crossover Pick!
Italian Guitarist & Composer Paolo Giordano
Born in Pescara, Italy in 1962, Paolo began playing the guitar when he was 14 years old. At the end of the 1970's he began organizing and playing with local bands whose music, flavored by his love for blues and southern rock, were to play an important role in the local epoch-making music scene. The discovery of masters such as John Fahey, Leo Kottke, and Ry Cooder along with many others, encouraged Paolo to develop a keen interest in acoustic guitar and eventually his unique finger picking style. At the end of the 80's after many years of intense work, he began participating in many important festivals presenting his own music and sharing the stage with guitarists such as Pierre Bensusan, Peter Finger, Alex De Grassi and Michael Hedges.
Paolo's music, also product of his intense studies of classical music, goes beyond the source of inspiration which marks his melodic line and evocative imagery. His extraordinary technique - have won him international critical acclaim - is never only an end in itself, but the medium conveying the powerful feelings and emotions he wants to express.
Here I am playing an original solo acoustic guitar composition for you. Click on the video screen to your right to listen.
I am demonstrating the power of the right hand by employing my SharkTooth Hybrid Crossover Pick design.
I hope that you enjoy the music.
Greg M. Atkin
Inventor of the SharkTooth & Kodiak Crossover Picks
New Signature John Pisano picks sponsored by Eastman Guitar & Mandolin Company
Now available in a package of three picks!
JOHN PISANO SIGNATURE 1.5MM FLAT PICKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
Get your own set of three John Pisano signature flat picks direct from Strum-N-Comfort. These premium pearl celluloid 1.5mm John Pisano endorsed flat picks are very collectible.
John has played with Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Herb Alpert, Joe Pass and many other jazz greats over the years. John is now very busy as a jazz guitarist and hosts the popular "Guitar Night" with John Pisano held every Tuesday evening at Viva Cantina in Burbank, CA.
Order a set of three picks today and experience the warm and lively sound that John Pisano loves. Each package of three (3) picks sells for $8.95 retail plus $3.50 S&H for USA destinations.
Three collectible John Pisano signature flat picks in each package
UNIVERSAL PICKING TECHNIQUE METHOD BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Guitarist and educator Steve Trovato and SharkTooth Crossover Pick inventor Greg M. Atkin have completed the long awaited Universal Picking Technique method project. The combination book, CD & SharkTooth Crossover Pick is now available directly from Strum-N-Comfort Picking Systems.
Signature Philip Bynoe Crossover Pick for bass guitar
NEW PHILIP BYNOE SIGNATURE CROSSOVER PICK FOR BASS GUITAR!
"The Crossover Pick is a great tool for reducing stress on the hand while facilitating a smooth & varied flow of right hand technique." Philip Bynoe is an instructor for bass at the L.A. Music Academy and tours with virtuoso guitarist Steve Vai.
Watch the following informational & performance videos to learn more!
Magic Picks are beautiful heart shaped semi-precious stone guitar picks. The stone picks are hand made from agate, black onyx and other silicate based materials. There are ten different stone colors and types to choose from. The stone picks come engraved with a Celtic Cross, a Dove, a Shark and Kodiak Bear image. The engraved images also enhance the players grip during play.
The stone picks are also available with no engraved image on the surface.
As a guitar pick, the asymmetrical shape, a thumb indent on one surface and the 1.0mm beveled picking tip combine to make the stone pick an ideal flat picking practice tool.
The high density material is very hard and offers little friction on the string. The glassy tone on the high strings and the warm bass string sounds are a hallmark of the pick.
Many professional guitar teachers recommend these picks to their student to help them develop fine finger muscle control.
The retail price for each stone pick $10.00.
Click on the photo or the Magic Pick navigation link on the left side of this page to learn more.
CUSTOM PRO CROSSOVER PICKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM STRUM-N-COMFORT DIRECT!
The Custom Pro Crossover Pick series feature hand shaped and optimized picking tips. Each custom pick comes with a handy two pocket carry pouch.
There are two unique Pro designs to choose from. They are, the Les Wise Pro and the Greg M Atkin Pro. Both of the new Pro Crossover Picks in the series utilize the same sturdy Nylon strap system used by the Kodiak standard Crossover Picks.
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Join the Crossover Pick Revolution!
SharkToothand Kodiak are powerful Crossover picks designed by guitarists for guitarists. The comfortable picks are designed to enable "Universal Picking Technique". The fully adjustable pick gives you total control over the pick tension, tip depth, and 3D picking angles. The Crossover pick is a great teaching tool and is embraced by educators and pro players alike.
The SharkTooth pick's elegant design even allows you to use your favorite flat pick!
Buy any two of the Crossover Pick models and get a heart shaped natural stone guitar pick free.
The stone pick is an $10.00 value.
Call 714-663-0071 to get the free stone pick. Ask for Greg.
YouTube Pick of the month!
Check out Australian guitarist and Crossover Pick user Milton Sofoulis in this very creative three guitar rendition of the classic bluegrass tune Blackberry Blossom. Click on the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5FtHUL8P3o
Combine Techniques easily with SharkTooth and Kodiak Crossover Picks!
Watch three great videos on YouTube featuring guitarist Eric Elias playing solo and with a Jazz Trio and using a version of the Kodiak Crossover Pick.
Here is a great sounding example of how great artists are using the Crossover Picks in performance. Notice the versatility that Pi demonstrates in her right hand technique. The bass notes are also more balanced and project well in the song called "New Shoes" by Pi Jacobs.
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